Arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977, Ruby Wax began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She went on to write and perform in her own hugely popular television programmes for the BBC and Channel 4 and was Script Editor on all series of Absolutely Fabulous. Recently she has obtained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University and spoke at TEDGlobal. She has become the poster girl for mental illness in the UK.
Sane New World: Taming The Mind, Ruby’s non-fiction work on mental health and mindfulness, was published by Hodder on June 6th 2013 and is a Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller. The paperback is published 27th February 2014.
Ruby’s memoir How Do You Want Me? was published by Ebury Press in Autumn 2002.
I'd like to quote runner up to Miss Oregon for the Miss America pageant 1962, "I wish to bring peace on earth where everyone can hold hands"
Can we just fake that Christmas is already over? We're cruel enough to ourselves as it is.
In Cape Town but when your head's in the mud you don't see the sun. Have started to take showers things are moving
SANE NEW WORLD: TAMING THE MIND
Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner – shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity.
With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress.
If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.
Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, June 6th 2013